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University of Rochester News (July 1, 2008) 07/01/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: July 1, 2008

@Rochester: July 1, 2008

Today's Forecast: Fair, High 79°

Tomorrow: Sunny, High 84°

In Today's Issue

  • New School of Nursing Dean Announced Today
  • George VanderZwaag Appointed to NCAA Committee
  • World Ophthalmology Congress Welcomes Eye Institute Faculty
  • New Exhibit Examines the Creative Process
  • Event Highlight: Summer Sings
  • Rochester in the News: Anton Porsteinsson on a Promising Alzheimer's Therapy, George Cook on Airline Fees and Rising Fuel Costs
  • In Higher Ed: Planning for Weather Disasters

News and Announcements

New School of Nursing Dean Announced Today

All faculty and staff are invited to the formal announcement of the new dean for the School of Nursing this morning at 10:30 a.m. in Helen Wood Hall. Look for a special @Rochester update following the announcement. 

George VanderZwaag Appointed to NCAA Committee

Athletics Director George VanderZwaag has been appointed to an NCAA committee that will make policy recommendations concerning opportunities for women in athletics at the institutional, conference, and national levels. Read more...

World Ophthalmology Congress Welcomes Eye Institute Faculty

Several faculty members from the University Eye Institute are in Hong Kong for an international ophthalmology conference. Read more...

New Exhibit Examines the Creative Process

Follow the processes used by artists at the Creative Workshop in the new Memorial Art Gallery exhibition How to . . . : Considering the Process. Admission is free. Read more...


Tuesday, July 1

Summer Sings: Kilbourn Hall. 7:30 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

Washington Post (June 28)

"Alzheimer's Drug Shows Early Promise"

Anton Porsteinsson, associate professor of psychiatry, comments on the promising results of a new Alzheimer's therapy. "This is the first study of adequate size and duration that suggests the immunotherapy beta-amyloid model works," says Porsteinsson, one of the investigators involved in the trial that included both men and women with mild to moderate Alzheimer's at more than 30 sites in the United States, Finland, and the United Kingdom.  "Immunotherapy is a huge front in the development of treatments." (Also reported by Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, Businessweek, and others.) Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (June 29)

"Higher Gas Prices Have Some in Area Altering Summer Fun"

"The price of fuel for the big airliners is going up with everything else, and it's just another way to make a few bucks to make up some of the deficit," says George Cook, executive professor of marketing at the Simon School, regarding efforts by airlines to keep advertised fares low while adding fees to offset rising fuel costs. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (July 4 Issue)

"Rise in Tornadoes, Floods Poses Risk to Colleges"

"Recent scenes of campuses devastated by floods or tornadoes, coupled with warnings that extreme weather will become more common, have colleges rethinking their disaster plans. And their insurance coverage." Read more...

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